The best part is that I get to wear my big leather coat without hearing recitations of the "Theme From Shaft"
Or is it "Superfly"?
Coming from a former CA reporter who was state-of-the-art in covering politics and government (and was an authority on such matters for the people he covered!), this is a truly unexpected and humbling compliment. Thanks, Jimmie, though, honestly, there are several good reporters out there, at the CA and elsewhere.
The Commercial Appeal's decline has left the Flyer's Jackson Baker as the city's top reporter with significant knowledge about local government and politics. The daily newspaper is now so far behind one wonders if it could ever catch up in local news coverage.
As much as I like The Flyer, I don't understand the comparisons to The CA. Apples and oranges.
I'm a happy old white woman who long ago quit subscribing to the CA because it was sold out to its big ad dollars and would not allow its investigative reporters free rein. It no longer told the truth, or conveniently omitted it. The best reporters left with the old Press Scimitar.
The Flyer has better investigative reporters and more interesting local content than the CA can even dream of. The CA ~ mismanaged, too much purchased news, in a death spiral, at odds with its own reporters for years. Charging for their online pablum is counterproductive.
Do you think the last worker laid off by the ÇA will bother to turn off the lights?
"CA writers appear to be grumpy old white men" ?????
I thought grumpy old white men wrote the letters to the editor. I don't think of grumpy old white men when I'm reading the CA editorials or columnists.
It is obvious that anyone who would make that ridiculous statement doesn't read The CA. Not that reading The CA is something I would recommend. My mornings would be much more peaceful if the newspaper remained in the driveway. There's nothing like reading Wendi Thomas on Thanksgiving or having to side with Rick Donlon (whom I dislike) because I thought he was unfairly bashed in The CA. And only Ranitidine gets me past the LTE section on a day when the Tea Party Patriots are writing from Collierville and Lakeland.
LBJ ran the Senate, Ike ran the allied armies, and Washington ran the Continental Army, oh, and JFK ran after anything in skirts.
Don't weaken the argument with sloppy history. And to referring to prior presidents as white is redundant. C'mon, as Archie Bell said....
What we have in Obama, following the standard of Bush 2, is a cardboard cutout leader, best one ever, but still just a facade.
Funny how Convicted felon are getting city money to build projects around the city Convicted Felon Karl Sledwitz got millions of dollars for two projects one to remodel old hotel downtown and some other project even convicted Felon fmr state Sen Rosco Dixon got some money from city council so why not give a man a second chance to redeem himself this could be a good program just look at who getting money around this city !
Of course you can't influence the BOE to close schools - the BOE doesn't make the decision!
Can't cure stupid.
To the old time player Memphis need good Paying Jobs period so that residents of this city will spend and do something to stop all this tax money from exiting every exit out of here , look around Red Bird park Fail ,Pyrimid Fail, The new boat dock and resturant on the river front Fail, Mud Island Fail Fed Ex form missing garage floor mata bus lane missing from the arena , My freind you blind poorest city in the south for its size Highest airfare in united states highest sales tax property tax high crime broken school system theft of 48 millon in items missing or should i say Stolen fom school , Yes Economic Empowerment for this city will work Politicans in this city have Fail the residents of Memphis , Sears Crosstown has line the pockets of the rich Cates family who appeared to be shady by hiding the fact they own the property you my freind couldnt get 15million with secrets and hiding things from any lender Wake up!
I can't influence the BOE, however, enough likeminded people can.
It didn't matter what the BOE decided, I wasn't going to send my kids to school anyway!
I see that I have whittled you down to, Obama is not a leader, he never managed anything. Well, let us debunk what you posted for the lie that it is.
There have been a many presidents that have never ran anything prior to being elected. LBJ never ran anything, JFK, never ran anything, Teddy Roosevelt, Ike Eisenhower, Abe Lincoln, George Washington, etc. These men were never CEO's of anything. That has nothing to do with being president. Having a grand vision is a over-hyped talking point of politicians adversaries.
You say that previous presidents, Clinton, the Bush's, etc had opposition, but they still led. This is about the only half-truth that you have posted. When these prior, white, presidents were having their inauguration event, the other party was not holding a secret meeting, vowing to oppose the incoming presidents every proposal and to agree to nothing. Obama was the only president in history that the opposing party's' leader of the senate stood on the senate floor and said that all he would do as senator is to make sure Obama was a one term president. No president of the republic has endured more filibusters than Obama. No president in the history of the republic has been called illegitimate and had his citizenship, religion and loyalty to this country questioned. No president has publically faced the hostility and disrespect that Obama has endured, and this from fellow senators and congressmen. I could go on, but, I think that just about shoots down your comparison of the prior white presidents that still got things done even with opposition.
The other reason why you got a F from me in civics. Do you realize that the weakest office in our tricameral form of government is the office of the presidency? The president is, by law, the chief executive officer of the United States; in that role, his duty is to uphold the constitution and to faithfully carry out the laws that congress enacts. He is also the Commander in Chief of all the armed forces, however, he does not have the power to declare war, only congress can do that. He makes treaties, appoints to his cabinet, appoints justices of the federal courts including the supreme court, but with the following restraint, he must have the advice and consent of the senate to do any of these things. He can propose a budget and must submit his proposal to congress, but, it is the duty of the congress to set a budget, not the president. The president can't bring any bill for consideration on any floor of the legislature. Only sitting senators and representitives of the house can do this in their respective entities.
In other words, you and others are constantly blaming the office of the presidency over things that this office has no control over. Congress gets a free pass for it's ineptness while the powerless president gets all of the blame.
So, thecatsmeow, the more you write about government, the more it is shown that you know very little of how the government works. Keep it up; then I can blow you away and expose you shallow knowledge of anything. It will also show your hidden bias against this particular president.
Thank you for showing yourself up, keep it coming!
I think you are being a bit harsh with nightcrawler. What's the point in being successful if you can't lord it over those less so.
I dont believe in polls and ive never met a voter who has been polled, my father is 83yrs old and has never missed election and neither have i and he has never been polled so these ghost polls are one sided Cohn is the incumbant so yes he gets the nod anybody who live in this city knows incumbants are hard to beat ,Cohn is not adressing the issues in the 9th congressional dist ive voted for him before but im going to watch this race very close to see what Mr. Wilkins platform is, and the new generation of voters are going to turn the tables on Rep Cohn it want be as easy, the streets are talking and a strong political faction is forming
The CA is on life support and allmost flat line, viewership is way down i see the racks in the stores full, the younger generation is on the internet and the only way to view the CA on the net is to be a subscriber and thats not working either , CA writers appear to be Grumpy Old White Men and there articles reflect it for to long its been one sided and that ol" generation is not around anymore or not enough to save them !
I wonder how their website's shift to only subscribers has worked so far. I haven't used it since then.
Didn't say much or refused to hear?
"Fair pay can and should be enacted by congress. "
It was in 1963.
"Yes, food stamps increased under Obama, but, through no fault of the Obama..."
Reagan, Bush1 and Clinton all had opposition Congresses. All moved the country forward. This President cannot, I wish he could. He is an American born Christian great husband and father, who has never led anyone in his life, not his law firm, his State, his Party, or our Country. He has no "Vision" because getting elected was the goal. He has achieved it twice. Isn't that great.
This narcissist truly believes that he influenced the decision to close schools. No it wasn't a knee jerk reaction to the bus accident that occurred in Raleigh around 2:30. Because we all know the school systems have a long standing tradition of waiting until the day of the actual weather to make the call and that being in school for even half a day is counted as a full day toward AMA/ADA.
No it couldn't be that. It HAS to be the fact that Hobson was monitoring the Memphis Flyer waiting anxiously for the omniscient one to make a post giving directions and demanding that schools be closed.
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